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Justice League: Lex Luthor return confirmed, new alien threats also coming

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Justice League has just confirmed that antagonist Lex Luthor played by Jesse Eisenberg may return to the big screen.

Fans have been skeptical towards the portrayal of a certain Jesse Eisenberg as the DC villain Lex Luthor. “The Social Network” lead actor has proved his haters wrong as he returns as the same villain in “Justice League“.  Eisenberg made the announcement at MCM London Comic-Con that the character will officially return in Zack Snyder’s flick.

Launched in March, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice served as a launching pad for the DC Extended Universe (after the franchise kicked off in 2013’s Man of Steel).

The film tackled a lot of things on its plate, continuing the story of Clark Kent/Superman (played by Henry Cavill) while also introducing a handful of new characters that will be explored more in later installments.

The film also added some high-profile casting, which includes Bruce Wayne/Batman (which played by Ben Affleck), Diana Prince/Wonder Woman (played by Gal Gadot), and villain Lex Luthor (played by Jesse Eisenberg).

The return of Lex Luther to the big screen has no longer come as a big surprise to everyone. Reports said that the Batman V Superman film has been created to set up Lex’s connections with possible Justice League villains.

In the film, people have seen a fallen Kryptonian scout ship in Metropolis, where Lex Luthor learned of the ship’s functions and recorded archive of alien worlds. A deleted scene from Dawn of Justice featured the LexCorp head standing in the Kryptonian birthing matrix and having an interaction with a being holding the three boxes. Finally, when Batman confronts Luthor in prison at the end of the film, Lex hinted something that someone big is coming to take over planet Earth, which rumored to be either Darkseid or Steppenwolf.

Still, the biggest question is, how would Luthor fit into the story? Eisenberg’s recent quote seems to imply that he won’t have many scenes as Lex and that he just wanted to make a different impression of the way that Luthor is to be understood.

With Justice League now on works, actor Eisenberg is still “waiting for my crack at it,” meaning it’s most likely a glorified cameo that will be shot later on. Reports said that one possible thing that could happen here is that a member of the Justice League may pay a visit to Luthor in jail, interrogating him about what he knows of the arriving alien threat. For now, this would probably be the most realistic way to incorporate Luthor’s role in Justice League.

The 32-year-old Eisenberg has also starred in the comedy-drama Adventureland and the horror comedy Zombieland. In 2010, Eisenberg made a big splash on the big screen when he played Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in The Social Network film.

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